Update on REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substances?

In the bid of REACH to ensure that only safe and healthy substances are circulated on the European market, a recent list was released to the Annex XVII. Below are the recent update on the substances restricted by REACH in the Annex XVII as of 30 August 2017, containing the list of substances, mixtures, and articles that are considered hazardous to be used or marketed on the European market.

  1. Entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 forbids selling, marketing, using or supplying to the general public with substances that are now regarded as mutagenic, carcinogenic, or reproductive toxicant (CMR). Mixtures that contains certain quantity of these substances have also been prohibited.


  1. The Part 3 of Annex VI now contains substances that have been classified as CMR in line with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


  1. Appendices 1 to 6 to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 have been updated to reflect new classifications of substances as CMR under Regulation (EC), while the Part 3 of Annex VI to the latter has been modified by Commission Regulations (EU).


  1. Furthermore, operators still have the opportunity of applying the harmonised classifications listed in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Provision of this regulation can be applied earlier voluntarily.


  1. The association has also gone on to amend Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006


  1. Various measures put in place for in this Regulation are in line with the Committee’s opinion established under Article 133 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006,


The above amendment of the Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is in accordance with the Annex. The regulation is likely to enter into force by the twentieth day of the release of this publication. The banned substances are mentioned below

bisphenol A; [phenol, dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 2-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 3-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 4-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, (tetrapropenyl) derivatives]; chlorophacinone (ISO); coumatetralyl (ISO); difenacoum (ISO); flocoumafen (ISO); disodium octaborate anhydrous; disodium octaborate tetrahydrate; bromadiolone (ISO); difethialone; [perfluorononan-1-oic acid, and its sodium and ammonium salts]; dicyclohexyl phthalate and triflumizole (ISO).

More update on the banned substances here